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Local leader calls for ban of assault rifles

Posted at 11:15 PM, Feb 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 23:15:36-05

FORT MYERS, Fla., - People in Southwest Florida came together Friday to remember and honor the victims in Wednesday’s school massacre in Broward County.

The Democratic Party of Lee County organized a vigil in Fort Myers. 

Attendees lit 17 candles for the 17 victims at Marjory Stonemn Douglas High School as images played in the background showing faces of the victims.

 “What’s going to happen if we don’t have assault rifles? You think they’re going to kill all these people? It’s not going to happen. It’s because of the assault rifles. We have to ban assault rifles,”  said Joseph Tedros, chairman of the Democratic Party of Lee County

The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, used an AR-15 to carry out his attack.